This article aims to make clearer the organization of the new LIFE Programme in order not to get lost and find more easily all the countless Calls for Proposal, given its new structure. For simplicity, we are not going to mention the new Clean Energy Transition line and the Operating Grants dedicated to the non-profit sector as they are not of our interest.
In summary, the new LIFE Programme is structured in two fields and four sub-programs:
– Nature and Biodiversity sub-programme
– Circular Economy and Quality of Life sub-programme
– Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sub-programme
– Clean Energy Transition sub-programme
For a brief summary of all the contents of the sub-programs you can visit CINEA website, the new agency that coordinates LIFE.
For each of these topics, there are three types of projects:
Standard Action Projects
They can be equated to traditional LIFE projects: they are therefore very ambitious projects with a strong emphasis on innovation, replication of best practices and broad policies, with many new features regarding the priorities to access funding.
Strategic Nature Projects (SNAP) or Strategic Integrated Projects (SIP)
They are very similar to the previous LIFE Integrated projects and aim at the implementation of regional and national plans such as, for example, the Prioritized Action Framework – for the Nature sub-programme – or the River Basin Management Plans, for the Quality of Life sub-programme.
Technical Assistance Projects (TA)
Technical assistance projects for the preparation of LIFE SNAP or SIP.
The crossover between the sub-programs and the different types of projects has produced 5 calls for proposals, each with its own internal topics:
You can find all the calls published at this link: for convenience, you can also use the links above to avoid some steps. If, instead, you prefer and know how to use the Funding and Tender Portal, you can find at this link all the selectable calls for each program.
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